Quercus faginea and Quercus canariensis Iberian woods
Iberian and North African forests and woods dominated by Quercus faginea, Quercus canariensis or Quercus afares. The humid formations of south-western Iberia (Pal. 41.772 and 41.773) are forest types of unique character in Europe and of extreme biological importance.
Pal. 41.771 Spanish Quercus faginea forests:
Spiraeo obovatae-Quercetum fagineae, Cephalanthero longifoliae-Quercetum fagineae, Violo wilkommii-Quercetum fagineae, Daphno latifoliae-Aceretum granatensis, Fraxino orni-Quercetum fagineae
Xero-mesophile Quercus faginea formations of slopes and plateaux of middle elevations of the Spanish Meseta and associated ranges.
Pal. 41.772 Portuguese Quercus faginea forests:
Humid, epiphyte-clad, dense, relict Quercus faginea forests of Portugal, restricted to a very few isolated localities.
Pal. 41.773 Andalusian Quercus canariensis forests:
Rusco hypophylli-Quercetum canariensis
Humid and hyper-humid, luxuriant Quercus canariensis forests of the sierras of extreme southern Spain, limited to the Aljibe and a very few localities in the Serrania de Ronda.
Pal. 41.774 Catalonian Quercus canariensis stands:
Carici depressae-Quercetum canariensis
Formations of Catalonia rich in Quercus canariensis.
Pal. 41.775 Balearic Quercus faginea woods:
Aceri-Quercetum fagineae p.
Relict formations of Mallorca dominated by, or rich in, Quercus faginea
|EU Habitats Directive||Annex I habitat type (code 9240)|
|EU conservation status by biogeographical region||Alpine - Poor|
|Atlantic - Poor|
|Mediterranean - Poor|
|Habitat type||Not priority|
|Natura 2000 sites||319 are designated for this habitat type|
EU conservation status
Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.